Applications are currently being invited for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development in 2021.
The Prize honours outstanding projects by institutions and organizations related to Education for Sustainable Development. It is little wonder that UNESCO works so that each child and citizen has access to quality education and develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens.
For this award,
Eligible for the UNESCO-Japan Prize are institutions and organizations with a specific ESD project/programme that must:
In a similar vein, they must
It is important to note that the project/programme of the nominee is assessed by a jury on the basis of the following criteria:
The project/programme practices Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as transformative education. This is in support of sustainable development leading to individual and social change.
This can mean, for example, taking action against climate change or changing one’s consumption patterns. It can also mean developing social entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods or supporting those struggling against poverty.
The project/programme addresses the three dimensions of sustainable development (society, economy, environment) in an integrated way. It should, therefore, help learners understand the interdependence between them and act accordingly.
The last but by no means the least criteria is
The project/programme demonstrates an innovative approach to ESD. Sustainable development requires ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and going beyond ‘business as usual’. Be it in the themes it covers, the methodology it employs, or the way the learning environment is designed, reaching out to sectors beyond education and working with new partners can also be a sign of innovation.
Having established the above, all applicants are hereby informed to make their applications online via the official website.
Deadline: In conclusion, the 2021 call for nominations is open until April 30, 2021.
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